Dec 14, 2012 10:00am PST
to defend itself against. >> just briefly, i know you have to go, pete, to do more reporting, but do wynn anything about the security and whether there are magnetometers or security officials or any kind of checks on -- at the elementary school level, especially in a community like this? this would seem strange, wouldn't it, in this kind of community, in a suburban or rural community? >> we'll start with metal detectors. they are the exception, not the rule in public schools in america. they tend to be in big cities. 234 areas where there has been a problem with guns, knives, other weapons of the past. very few elementary schools in america have metal detectors. >> thank you very much, pete williams. i know you are going to continue reporting. connecticut state police are going to be reporting. we're talking about so far 26 dead, 18 children, we believe, eight or possibly nine adults. we don't know according to pete as to whether one of those adults was the shooter himself, second person has at least been detained for questioning. was seen running away from the school. don't know if that
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
to buy the guns himself. officials say dawn wynn lied on a form saying she'd be the gun owner. she told the court the weapons were stolen from her. that story and of course, the newtown school shooting has drawn a lot of attention to gun control laws in this country as lawmakers and lobbyists debate solutions and some are taking actions themselves. the big idea today, gun buybacks. in new haven, connecticut, towns offering cash or gift cards for anyone handling a gun. and a city an hour from newtown, connecticut, a buyback program happening right now is no-doubt personal. joining me live now on the telephone is bridgeport mayor bill finch. mayor, good to have you. we have you on the phone because the skype connection wouldn't have been great. >> it's good to be here. we worked so hard, but the technology doesn't always work with you. >> is the gun buyback program drawing a big response? >>s yes, we raised over $100,000 in food coupons from the local grocer and we've had over 300 guns sold back to the city, spent a little over 30,000 in -- you know, i think people are happy to do it. we'
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
colleagues to read a very inciteful article authored by judge james a. wynn jr. of the united states court of appeals for the fourth circuit, and i ask unanimous consent that a copy of his article be included in the congressional record. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. duncan: mr. speaker, no republican in congress is trying to protect millionaires and billionaires. much of the impasse in the current negotiations is over who is going to spend the money. republicans do not want higher taxes simply because 1067 of what the federal government spends is lost to waste, fraud and abuse. the most wasteful inefficient way to spend money is to turn it over to the federal government. the best way to create jobs and hold prices steady is to let private citizens spend and invest as they choose. the wealthy do all right even in